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Characterization of the cryptic Escherichia lineages: rapid identification and prevalence

Clermont, Olivier; Gordon, David; Brisse, Sylvain; Walk, Seth T.; Denamur, Erick


Strains phenotypically indistinguishable from Escherichia coli and belonging to at least five distinct cryptic lineages, named Escherichia clades I to V, that are genetically divergent from E. coli yet members of the genus have been recently found using multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). Very few epidemiological data are available on these strains as their detection by MLST is not suitable for large-scale studies. In this work, we developed a rapid PCR method based on aes and chuA...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Microbiology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02519.x


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